Governance


Petrotrin is owned by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. As a State-enterprise, Petrotrin is under the direct control of the Minister of Finance acting as the Corporation Sole. The Ministry of Energy & Energy Affairs is the line ministry that provides specialized technical analyses and statutory approvals for the Company’s operations. The Ministry of Energy also ensures that Petrotrin adheres to Government’s policy guidelines.



Our Board of Directors

Petrotrin is governed by a Board of Directors which monitors our corporate performance to ensure legal, financial and strategic compliance. 

The members of Petrotrin's Board of Directors are Prof Andrew Jupiter (Chairman), Camille Cumberbatch-Dhoray, Beverley John, Roy Lloyd, Zameer Mohammed (Dr.), Linda Rajpaul, Randhir Rampersad and Damon Selman-Carrington.

  • Beverley John
  • Beverley John

  • Camille Cumberbatch-DhorayCamille Cumberbatch-Dhoray
  • Camille Cumberbatch-Dhoray

    Camille Cumberbatch-Dhoray

  • Chairman Professor Andrew Jupiter
  • Chairman Professor Andrew Jupiter

    Andrew Jupiter was conferred the honorary title of ‘Distinguished Fellow’ by The University of the West Indies (UWI) in 2013.  He is currently attached to the Department of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at UWI.  He is the holder of the Trinidad and Tobago Methanol Company (TTMC) Chair in Petroleum Engineering.

    He was Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries from 1998 to 2004.  Prior to this appointment Mr. Jupiter held several senior positions at the Ministry including Senior Petroleum Engineer, Director Operations and Director Energy Planning.

    He was President of National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (National Energy) from 2009 to 2012.  

    Mr. Jupiter commenced his career at Shell Trinidad Limited in 1971.  He is currently an Energy Consultant.

    Mr. Jupiter led the Government negotiating team that signed nineteen (19) Production Sharing Contracts (PSC’s) between GORTT and multi-national oil companies.  Several of these blocks are in commercial production today.  He also participated in the successful negotiations for LNG trains in Trinidad and Tobago.

    During this time he held the position of Director on State Boards, such as Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (PETROTRIN), National Energy, Lake Asphalt Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago Marine Company Limited, (TRINTOMAR), Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company Limited (TRINTOC), Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI), Education Facilities Management Company Limited, and Alutrint.

    He also led the team representing the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT) in its initiative to provide guidance to African countries in the development of their petroleum industries and has also served as an expert witness to GORTT on petroleum matters.

    He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Energy Institute and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and was the first Trinidadian to serve as AIPN Director.  He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute and is the recipient of (i) Outstanding SPE Member Award 2004 and 2014; (ii) Outstanding SPE Regional Services Award 2014 and (iii) An award from the Point Fortin Borough Council for his contribution to the economic development of Point Fortin and the Energy Sector of Trinidad and Tobago.  Mr. Jupiter was one of fifty public servants recognized for their contribution to the country at its 50 years of Independence celebrations (1962-2012).

    He is the recipient of  the Chaconia Medal (Gold) in 2017 (Public Service).  

    Mr. Jupiter received a BSc in Natural Sciences and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Engineering from the University of the West Indies and also holds a Masters of Engineering Degree in Mineral Engineering Management from The Pennsylvania State University.

    Mr. Jupiter was appointed Chairman of the Board of Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago and Director of NGC on 2015 September 30.

     

    He has five children and is married to Clarise Jupiter, formerly Senior Reservoir Engineer, Petrotrin and Chairman, Sakal Energy Ltd.

  • Damon Selman-Carrington
  • Damon Selman-Carrington

  • Dr Zameer Mohammed
  • Dr Zameer Mohammed

  • Linda Rajpaul
  • Linda Rajpaul

    Ms. Linda Helen Rajpaul was appointed as a Director to the Board of Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited on 2015 September 30.

    Ms. Rajpaul holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from the University of West Indies, as well as certification in Procurement, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Pension Administration from Keele University, Newcastle, U.K. 

    Ms. Rajpaul is a Legal Consultant at B.D. Hewitt & Co. and Legal Advisor to the Port-of-Spain City Corporation. She also performed the roles of Corporate Secretary and Legal advisor/Officer to:

    • Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company (TRINTOC)  
    • Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT)
    • The Vehicle Management Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (VMCOT)
    • Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC) 
    • The Estate Management Business Development Company (EMBD) and a past director of Development Finance (Caribbean) Limited (DFL). 
  • Randhir Rampersad
  • Randhir Rampersad

  • Roy Lloyd
  • Roy Lloyd

    Mr. Roy Andrew Lloyd was appointed as a Director to the Board of Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited on 2015 December 16.
    Mr. Lloyd holds a Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of the West Indies.  Mr. Lloyd has over thirty-five (35) years of experience in the energy industry and was employed at Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, as Senior Manager Refining. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad and Tobago, the Guild of Graduates, St. Augustine and was the Vice President of Jamaica/T&T Society.  Mr. Lloyd currently serves on the Trinidad Transport Board and lends his expertise as a consultant on Refinery Operations Improvement, at Process Synergy and Support Services Limited.




Our Commitment

We are committed to meeting the highest ethical standards in the conduct of our business. This commitment is underpinned by our Mission, Vision and Values which informs Our Strategy and corporate governance practices.
Our guidelines and company standards are built upon the following growth columns: Respect, Trust, Value, Stewardship, Accountability and Integrity. 

Our policies, programs and practices are developed to maintain the highest standards of business. They also ensure that we remain responsive to the needs of our stakeholders and comply with the law and all applicable regulations.

Our Executive Leadership Team

Petrotrin's Executive Leadership Team is responsible for the operations of our business and for the implementation of our strategic plan. The members of the Executive Leadership Team include President Fitzroy Harewood, Vice President Exploration & Production Stephen Awah, Vice President Refining and Marketing Astor Harris, and Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Services Neil Derrick.

  • Fitzroy Harewood- President
  • Fitzroy Harewood- President

    Mr. Fitzroy Harewood is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a BSc. Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies along with an MBA from Andrews University.

    Mr. Harewood has over thirty years of technical and leadership experience.  In 1986, he joined Trintoc, a predecessor company of Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (Petrotrin), as a Project Engineer.  After ten years he moved to Hydro Agri Trinidad Limited where he was Assistant Manager, Engineering which later became Yara Trinidad Limited.  In that organisation, he served in various positions of increasing responsibility before moving on to PowerGen to take up the position of General Manager from 2011 to 2015.  On 2015 November 01 he was appointed to the position of President of Petrotrin and having lived most of his life in south Trinidad he is familiar with the socio-economic and cultural environment in which the company operates.

    His professional memberships include:  Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago; Society for Human Resource Management; Project Management Institute and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

     

  • Neil Derrick- VPHR
  • Neil Derrick- VPHR

  • Stephen Awah- VPE&P
  • Stephen Awah- VPE&P

  • Astor Harris- VPR&M
  • Astor Harris- VPR&M



Transparency in our Operations

We are committed to demonstrating transparency in our operations as we develop relations that are critical to our long term success. As such, we engage our stakeholders and demonstrate transparency through reports, press releases and our websites. Members of the public can formally request information from Petrotrin on financial, environmental and social issues in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

Our Internal Audit

Our Internal Audit Department has been entrusted with the powers to guide and evaluate Petrotrin's activities to mitigate against the risk of fraud and corruption and to conduct internal audit activities where required.